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  1. Otter

    S07.E20: Vianey & Allen's Story

    They seemed to be nice people and did well. Watched for the first time just now. Both are the epitome of addiction and in their case food -- one meal was enough food for me for a month! At first I thought "here we go with the excuses" when Allen had the plan to wean them off junk food. But by Godfrey, it worked! But just think of all the money they could have had for a cheap motel but for the money spent on delivery for one food orgy. I wish them well.
  2. Posting only because I thought it was funny. In a sad way.
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    S07.E17: Cillas' Story

    I'm just watching this for the first time now. That really ugly tat sure appears to be an iron cross. I only knew of one meaning for an iron cross but apparently there are other meanings in the "tattoo culture" so I'll cut him some slack but have to admit I was a bit shocked when I first saw it and TLC would display it. Decades ago, Geraldo on his daytime tabloid show had a few episodes featuring some guy in Miami (?) nicknamed Pork Chop or Ham Bone. He weighed over a half a ton and also had to lay on his stomach all the time. It seems counterintuitive that the position would help with breathing since all that weight *should* be more crushing to organs. I don't know. Anyway, he was mind boggling! I didn't think a human could possibly get that fat. Cillas at least spends time on his side.
  4. I think I posted my observation about tattoos a while ago and rewatched Lee and Rena this afternoon and he's covered. A man whose "really active being able to walk 3 feet with mah canes". He can't go pee in a toilet but has what looks to be fresh tattoos. Doubt tattoo artists make house calls. I'm sorry, the number of these folks wanting help for their weight with tattoos annoys me. Guess I'm showing my age, but damn if I can't get to the bathroom, I'd probably not gonna get my azz up to go get a tattoo. Priorities.
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    S07.E10: Destinee's Story

    If she thinks this is how a woman conducts herself she needs to hang out with different women. IMO, transgender has nothing to do with being sexy or a perception of such. Desiree has again IMO a myriad of problems that Lola isn't equipped to address. She's not even a psychologist. As a woman, I'm offended of how she shows herself. If that's how she think that's what it takes to a woman ... we've had decades of fighting that we're not just giant boobs. And I've also wanted to throttle women who felt that way and got enhancements. Still remember a Judge Judy where a young pretty woman borrowed money so she could get better tips at Hooters. Gawd, we're better than that. I'm being harsh. Desiree has issues. I doubt any of them will be solved. But do hope she can find some peace. But damn -- cover up!
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    S05.E11: James K's Story

    I actually have James K (and a few others) saved on my TIVO. Wish TLC would re-air the follow up because when the first one aired, I was vehemently defending Lisa. I saw her as a classic victim of long-term DV. Boy was I wrong. Victim yes, but her own doing and justification of her own evil. That look she gave Dr. Now in the follow-up when he really had her number -- it was like looking into the face of a demon. Maybe their existence is inspired by "Misery". James K sure isn't James Caan though. Not by a long shot.
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    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    I have yet to watch Maja's episode. I have to get into a snarky mean mood. She sounds just lovely. :) But wanted to share this article I found about her. This is master-level snark. Made me laugh. https://hiddenremote.com/2019/02/21/my-600-lb-life-s7e8/
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    S10:03 Kody Wants Out

    I haven't watched any episode this season until this one on repeat the other day. These people IMO are so darn boring! I can't remember one thing. But dang does Kody look bad! From man bun to Medusa hair. Neither is a good look. I don't like any of them, never have and never will. Can't help but wonder if they're this horrid on TV, what are they like IRL?
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    You're the worst!

    Penny has my vote too. Her episode was just aired recently and totally forgot a "Pennyism". She just had her surgery after being in the hospital for a few months and she's still there. She lost like 10 pounds when she would have lost a LOT more. "No one told me I was supposed to lose weight in the hospital". She whined. We did see Edgar bringing her ice cream. Anyway, to her credit, she had the best sound bites of anyone. As an aside, hope little Liam is doing okay. He seemed to be a really sweet and happy little boy and he loves/d his mom even though she did nothing but break promises to him. I say "loved" because he's older, must be 12 or 13.
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    S07.E04: Justin's Story

    You must have missed Penny's episode! :D She wouldn't shut up about her delight with being a diabetic.
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    S05.E04: Rebirth

    I don't know what to think about this show anymore. I was hoping to learn something but sadly much of it makes me angry in that there is no room for education. I'm only saying that because of the previous posts on the thread because I remember that lunch scene. One scene from the first season I distinctly remember was a friend of the twins who asked them, very respectfully, about transgenderism. We're talking kids here. The twins attacked him verbally and that so turned me off -- the show was a lie. IOW, there would be no questions. I really felt sorry for that kid. I'm an old lady and have questions too. I'd like to understand. And not be called a hater.
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    S06.E21: Sean & Dottie's 2018.07.25

    Sean's first episode was re-aired today. He was 26 at the time and he broke my heart then and that episode and his wicked mother still does. She's dead, but she was still his mom who loved him in a bad way and he loved her in a bad way. I just expect to read that Sean died, but no one seems to care enough about him to even make an obit. Hope he's in a safe place and free to eat himself to death if that's what he wants. Treat the children well. Gawd, his mother must have hated the father to ruin him in revenge.
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    S07:E02 Brianne's Story

    I watched her two hour episode last week. I didn't remember her but my guide stated it was a rerun. Regardless, I liked her! She's young and very loving and caring. Broke my heart when her mom walked out on her during lunch. That episode ended when she was awaiting approval for skin removal surgery. Her husband had a heart attack (or not, but hospitalized) in the episode. Her stepdaughter is a treasure! Merry Christmas!
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    S06.E21: Sean & Dottie's 2018.07.25

    In his defense, his mother kept him so stunted emotionally so he can't really communicate on a meaningful level. First time I saw him I really thought he had Asperger's. Maybe he does, but he has no skills in interacting with anyone but his mother who made him feel like the master of the universe while keeping him as a toddler. Sigh, don't think he knows how to wear shoes. I wonder if his toes are so splayed in an attempt by his brain to keep him upright with more "foot area"? He borders on the Assanti "hooves". 27 years old. Should be some of the best times of his life but so wasted. I have a lot of empathy for him even though he has no empathy for anyone but himself. He was taught that.
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    S06.E18 James (K) & Cynthia 2018.06.20

    While similar, this case from 1997 involved a child. What was dissimilar was that the child was not receiving medical case and James K is. The mom was found guilty of misdemeanor abuse based on the condition of her daughter's body, and not due to the daughter's morbid obesity. I still remember the case since I found it so shocking. Her mother made her obese which caused all the damage. Dr. Now may be have better luck saying Lisa was noncompliant in following through with treatment of his legs and heart condition, but dunno. http://www.cnn.com/US/9801/09/obese.abuse/index.html
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